Some people live such exciting lives. But as the people featured in this week’s edition show, it’s not always smooth sailing to that enviable lifestyle. Libby Babet, the new trainer on Channel 10’s The Biggest Loser: Transformation (P8), tells Kristy Symonds how she’s now enjoying a successful career in fitness, but only after experiencing hard times of illness and self doubt. And Brentley Frazer (P5) grew up in a “Christian cult”, embarked on a wild young-adulthood before living the dream of any wordsmith yearning to be published. Samantha Strauss’s childhood plans were shattered before she found her new creative outlet (P23), and Vlada Edirippulige (P26) says it was only after she realised “she wasn’t good at anything” that she started her own business, Junky Comics. Vlada’s 25 years old. The other exciting aspect this week’s stories share is that they are so fun to read. Enjoy!